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Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Ahigin, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Treaty of American Reaffirmation
    Almost six-score years ago, our forefathers freed themselves from the heavy yoke of British tyranny, drafting a constitution unique in it’s vision and breadth. Though that document was ultimately flawed, it lay down many inalienable truths, and from it a legacy was forged. Though the beacon that the Founders envisioned has faded, it’s heritage has not. The Confederate States of America and the Union of North-America are both heirs of that light, and, though they bear its torch in different manners, both are as cousins. And, like cousins may feud in bitterly, the sons and daughters of America have fought the most vicious of quarrels and have not let that end the bonds of kinship they hold. Bonds of blood bind all Americans, and though we have since gone our own ways, the Confederate States of America and the Union of North-America reaffirm their mutual legitimacy as independent and sovereign states, the borders set by the treaty that ended the civil war, and agree to the following non-aggression pact:

    1. That neither undersigned party shall engage in military actions against one another, for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to, unprovoked invasion, defense of a third party from one of the undersigned parties military actions, and limited retaliatory attacks.

    2. That, in the interest of keeping reducing militarization of North America, neither party shall attempt to establish a military relationship (defensive or offensive pact) with any other North American nation.

    3. That neither undersigned party shall engage in subversive activities directed at destabilizing one another's domestic tranquility.

    4. This agreement shall last 2 years (4 turns*), after-which time its clauses shall require mutual renewal or fall out of force.

    *OOC: Should time "slow down" make this period still 4 turns, but shorten the in-game time duration to match the game-play duration.


    President Stone
     
  2. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    Signed,
    President of the Union of North-America
     
  3. Ophorian

    Ophorian Holy Britannian Emperor

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    The Commonwealth accepts your invitation to rid the seas of the Boer menace.
     
  4. Ahigin

    Ahigin Chieftain

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    GM notes for @J.K. Stockholme and @thomas.berubeg - with how high the world tensions are flying, I may shrink turns to 3 months each (that's the worst it could get; turns won't shrink past that level), meaning your non-aggression pact could last much, much longer in game turns. Just keep that in mind. Feel free to re-think your non-aggression pact terms with this info in mind if you wish.

    From Third Burmese Empire
    To British Royal Commonwealth

    We are happy to form a joint anti-Boer coalition. Let the high seas be safe.
     
  5. Ahigin

    Ahigin Chieftain

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    GM announcements:
    1. The map has been updated in the second post of this thread. I'm not the best map expert, so let me know if I missed something or mixed up some geographic features.
    2. You should all receive tech research options some time today or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, I had to deal with tons of diplo from all of you.
    3. Once I send out research options, I'll give you deadlines. As usual, mid-month is going to be targeted for the early deadline, and third week of the month is the late (war orders) deadline. Specific dates to follow.
    4. Just reminding everyone to be civil and friendly in chats, when you're not role-playing for your nation. Tensions are high, some nations are threatened more than others, and I'd like everyone to remember that fighting between fictional countries doesn't mean that their respective players have to be or want to be hostile to each other. (Not that I suspect anyone of hostility, to be honest, but I just want remind everyone of good sportsmanship.)
     
  6. Ahigin

    Ahigin Chieftain

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    FAQ - Part 9:
    Can I honor my defensive alliance if a nation I have a non-aggression pact with attacks a nation I have publicly or secretly vowed to defend?
    Yes, you can pile in defensive wars in such scenarios. Keep in mind, that if you do sign a secret defensive alliance, you have to add me on that PM. If I'm not aware of some secret deal you had with another player, then it remains your informal agreement with no in-game value.

    A non-aggression pact between nation A and nation B means that nations A and B promise to not initiate or join aggression against one another. If nation A attacks nation C which has a defensive alliance with nation B, the nation B is free to honor its alliance.
     
  7. Ophorian

    Ophorian Holy Britannian Emperor

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    The London Proclamation

    Through espionage and subterfuge, our nation has been subject to an unending torrent of attacks on our sovereignty and on our nationhood. At home and abroad, foreign agents have wreaked havoc, sowing dissent and setting forth to cast brother against brother, and sister against sister. The Union of North America and her allies, a malicious alliance of villains and opportunists, has seen fit to issue an ultimatum to the Royal British Commonwealth. We are either to surrender our global dominions peacefully, lest they wrest it from us by force. By the Grace of her Majesty the Queen, we have been empowered to serve the interests of the Commonwealth and protect her subjects, and to commit to this task with unrelenting zeal.

    We have been given a scant 24 hours to acquiesce to the enemies before us, but we will not need such time to consider their outrageous demands.

    Be it by land or by sea, we stand ready to fight and to protect the Commonwealth. If the Union and her allies intend to unlawfully seize our lands, then they shall have to wage a bloody war for every square metre of land they hope to conquer. The spectre of the First Atlantic War has yet to fade from our memories, and yet, our enemies are ready and unflinching in their resolve to set the world ablaze once more. These are dark days, and make no mistake, there will be many more ahead before we walk once more into the light. We fight for our survival, and for the survival of our nation. So long as we remain unwavering in our resolve to protect our homes, our families, and those we cherish from those that would seek to do us harm, we fight knowing that we serve a just cause, and we will endure. We will prevail.

    We call upon our allies to join the fray, and to cast down those who would bring the world to ruin. The time has come for war.
     
  8. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    The Confederate States of America Condemns ALL actions that will lead to war, and, once again, calls upon ALL those who seek war to return to reason instead. Talk is always more effective in resolving disputes than unnecessary bloodshed.

    The Confederate States once again calls upon the involved belligerents to set aside their swords, put down their canons, and instead sit down at the table of friendship and reasonable discourse.

    No one profits from a war. No one.

    The Confederate States will honor it's agreements, but first hopes, prays, that the rule of law, of reasonable discourse, be given a chance.
     
  9. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    Let the fools fight to see whose ruin is more complete.
     
  10. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    In accordance with Article 4 of the Monroe Declaration, "To pursue the eventual independence of the entire western hemisphere from European rule,"

    After inflexible British rejection of diplomatic attempts to let the people of Canada decide their own fate, including mediation by our cousins in the Confederacy whose offer of a Canadian constitutional convention was spurned by British diplomats,

    After our last effort to resolve the Canadian situation without bloodshed, with an ultimatum, drafted and enforced by the Union, Portugal-Brazil, France, and the Boer Republic, failed,

    In the name of the oppressed peoples of Canada - the English republicans, the Quebecois, the Metis - and furthermore, all the peoples of earth oppressed by British tyranny,

    We hereby hand this Declaration of War to the Royal British Commonwealth and call the co-signatories of the ultimatum, Portugal-Brazil, France, and the Boer Republic, into the war.
     
  11. Terran Empress

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    The French State will join it's allies across the globe and pledges it's naval capabilities in the fight against British tyranny world wide.

    France hereby declares war upon Britain.
     
  12. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    The Free Boer Republik, having borne the BRUNT of Great Britain's tyranny - YES, for we do declare, 'TIS TYRANNY - declares, in full view of the world which hath seen Britain intimidate our shipping, force us into exiles, prosecute undeclared war against us, participate in the mischief of savages against us, and promulgate disadulation and destabilization of the Free Boer Republik and of her free sovereign citizens, that a STATE OF WAR exists between the Free Boer Republik and the Commonwealth of Great Britain, to be resolved not before the Boer Republik's coasts and sailors are safe once more from British brigandry, and not before the Boer Republik has been repaid with blood for the indignations forced upon us by this evil empire. We shall fight with this grand coalition - YES, we say it is GRAND - as it is our duty as stated by Divine Providence to struggle always against cruelty, tyranny, and despotism!

    We will be victorious!

    SIGNED,
    Henri Wilhelm Friedrich Silwer, Representative of the Boer Kongres for the City of Kaapstadt, Minister of Foreign Affairs

    & WITNESSED,
    Garland Vierling Saaft, Grand Mayor of the City of Kaapstadt, Order of Fourie First Class


     
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  13. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    Address at the Bundestag, 1893.

    Over half a year ago, the Commune of France declared war against the Confederation of Princes for the territory of Elsass Lotharingen, shortly followed by the Hungarian declaration of war against the same for most of Osterreich and Brno in Southern Czechia. Our reaction to this have been that of inaction, mixed with superficial support for the people in South Germany. We would like to claim that this was for strategic reason, or even for a desire for peace and lack of willingness to die for another's spat over disputed territories. Some would even claim that this was because we were seeking to conquer Austro Bavaria ourselves to settle the German question. Indeed, we can confirm that we were reached out multiple times by French representatives who have suggested exactly such thing--to partition the lands of Germany between our Federal republic and their commune. Some within our nation have cynically suggested that that may be the best option for the Federation.

    To such people, we, the representatives of the people of North German Federation, have this to say: To hell with you! Our aid is not bought, it is freely given! All of us here in this Bundestag have pledged an oath: to uphold peace and progress towards a better tomorrow, no matter what the circumstance. To even consider the thought of breaking this oath for some meaningless change in borders, to fulfill some nationalistic ambitions, is beyond unthinkable--it is treasonous. It is a betrayal of everything we stand for and more. None shall ever tempt us to purchase any amount of German land with our blood--for it is already ours. So what if people on German land speak a little different, listen to different priests, believe in different things, or even live in another state under a kaiser or a duke?

    None of that matters, for
    all of Germany, our Heimat, belongs to all Germans. This concept, of our heimat, truly cannot be put into words. It is the feeling of joy, when we hear of German flag flying over the North Pole. It is the feeling of grief, when we hear of our explorers lost at sea or Bavarian troops overrun by the French. It is the feeling pride, when we hear of archduke Franz's valorous defense of Wien. It is the feeling of solidarity and capacity for mutual grief and joy despite our differences in custom and laws. It is a visceral connection to our homeland that goes beyond boundaries of the state or laws. It is a feeling that the French, who have always conflated the state and nation together in their rhetoric of the nation-state, will ever be able to understand.

    As for the leadership of the Commune of France, we charge you with betrayal. Not of some nebulous idea of peace or trust between nations, but of the People. Instead of bringing the People up from the destitute, the sick, the poor, and the exploited to a state of pride, self-respect, and health through the pen, the hammer, and the sickle, you have given them the gun and the knife and taught them to murder his fellow men. Instead of realizing that Marx and Engel, as inspired by his homeland of Germany, called for the People to come together in solidarity despite their differences by our feelings of love and compassion to our fellow men and our mutual obligations, you have declared war, simply to steal territory stolen once before by Napoleon. In doing so and claiming the oppressed French workers of Elsass Lotharingen as your excuse, you raped this idealistic belief for compassion and solidarity into something that is nothing more than an extension of the French state power and nationalism, rather than something that transcends such cynical, materialist conceptions.

    To those still in doubt, I have a copy of a proposed peace term by the French offered to the Austro Bavarian State that details that France sought annexation of Elsass Lotharingen by offering to allow its duke to retain rights as prince. In offering this peace term, the leadership of France have proven that they care not for socialism or its precepts of egalitarianism, but rather that they simply desired occupation and conquest as an imperialistic power. This, under any circumstances, cannot be allowed to occur to our fellow Germans, whether they live in Elsass Lotharingen or Prussia. We will not allow them to be conquered, whether they speak German or French. We will save them, for we will fight against Imperialist ambitions against Germany here, now, and forevermore into the future.


    We, the people of North German Federation, would like to apologize to the leadership of Austro Bavaria, for we were afraid. We would like to thank Archduke Otto Franz, for reminding us what it is to be German once more. We were blind, but we can see now. We were lost, but now we see the path.

    The North German Federation hereby offers its unconditional, unwavering, and eternal support for the leadership of the Confederation of Princes, until Germany is free from Imperialist aggression.

    North German Federation hereby declares the Second Liberation War against Hungary and the Commune of France.
     
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  14. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

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  15. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    A pack of starving dogs fell rabidly on the meagre flesh of a decaying carcass. Hungry as they were, they fought tooth and nail amongst themselves for what little there was to be had. When the last contender had been defeated, the winner's loot had much increased with his fallen companions. That night he feasted. The next morning, his new weight was too much for his exhausted limbs to carry. The last dog fell that day, to never rise again.
     
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    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Whereas bonds of kinship and blood remain between the Union of North America and the Confederate States of America:


    Whereas bonds of honour and duty remain between the Empire of Britain and the Confederate States of America:


    Whereas the people of the Confederate States of America consider honor to be the most important facet of a man.


    Whereas the Monroe Doctrine enforces the right of all the inhabitants of the Americas to self determination:


    Whereas BOTH the Union of America and the Empire of Britain have outright rejected numerous offers of meditation on the matter of Canadian, Quebecois, and Metis Sovereignty:


    Whereas the Stone Diplomatic Doctrine has proved inneffective in maintaining the precious peace of the last decade:


    The Confederate States of America commits to war to maintain the status quo, following the lead of it’s friends in the North German Federation, with a promised commitment towards maintaining said Status Quo established at the end of the Atlantic War.


    Furthermore, the Confederate States of America Commit, once this war is completed, to demanding a referendum on the Canadian Question.


    Furthermore, the Confederate States of America reaffirms it’s lack of territorial interests against the Union of America, and commits to protecting the territorial sovereignty of the Union of America against foreign encroachment.


    Finally, the Confederate States of America yet again calls for a peaceful resolution to a conflict that is entirely unnecessary and avoidable.
     
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  17. Brougal

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    Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont hereby announces that we will honor our alliance with British Royal Commonwealth and as such, a state of war now existing between Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont and states of Commune of France, Free Boer Republic, Union of North America as well as any other state that would degree their support for mentioned nations.
     
  18. Immaculate

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    Can someone summarize all the DOWs and potentially reasoning for DOWs in short-form?
     
  19. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    DoW Summary:
    France against AB:
    Nationalist Liberation of Alsace Lorraine
    Hungary against AB: Claims upon Czechia and Osterreich by virtue of inheritance.
    Illyria against Hungary: Puppet of AB
    Romania against AB: Puppet of Hungary.
    UoA against RBC: Independence for Canada after rejection of a referendum by RBC government.
    France against RBC: Backed UoA's call for referendum due to desire for an independent Quebecois Commune, as well as nationalist liberation of Marseille.
    CSA against UoA: Secret defensive alliance with RBC
    Sardinia Piedmont against France: Defensive pact with RBC
    NGF against France: Unconditional support of AB government and halt of nationalist expansionism in Europe.
    NGF against Hungary: Unconsitional support of AB government.
    Grand Boer Republic against RBC: for honor and glory (and RBC blockade)
     
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  20. christopher_sni

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    To: The Nations of the World
    From: The United Mexican States/Estados Unidos Mexicanos


    We in Mexico have seen the recent carnage and across the world with the development of more modern technology and we wish no part in it. We believe that peace is beneficial for all and offer our services as mediators. We shall continue to trade with all our partners and shall defend ourselves if attacked. We urge all sides to limit their conflict away from civilian populations.

    Signed Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico
    Espiridion Hector Lobo, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
     

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